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Next of Kin: What Happened to the Paranormal Activity Franchise?

Per Matt Paranormal Activity was lightning in a bottle for Blumhouse Productions back in 2007. The micro-budgeted film spawned a franchise, building a house of horrors for Producer Jason Blum. Now that the spooky season is upon us, I chose… Continue Reading →

New Quantum Leap Shows Promise, But Past Links Dim the Future

Per Matt Quantum Leap has finally returned, but this time without Dr. Samuel Beckett. Oh… boy.

Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head Takes Paramount+ By Storm

As a kid growing up in the ’90s, I loved my MTV — before the non-music-related shows took over the network. The channel just played music, or had countdown shows. There were hosts for each of the segments, known as… Continue Reading →

Predator Gets a Prequel in Prey

I loved the original Predator film. While the sequels of the monster movie franchise did not really work for me, the original was the kind of action/horror film that I absolutely loved. You have this alien killing machine, complete with… Continue Reading →

Afterlife Renews My Confidence in the Ghostbusters Franchise

Per Matt If you’re a fan of the 1984 Ghostbusters film like I am, you made an emotional connection with Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore and Egon Spengler. As a Child of the ’80s, these were some of my… Continue Reading →

Controversies Cloud BattleBots’ Conclusion

Per Matt When a show hypes up its entire season, leading to an epic conclusion… but that grand finale fizzles due to not one, but two controversial decisions that felt absolutely arbitrary and incredibly inconsistent from the rest of the… Continue Reading →

The Riddler May be The Batman’s Greatest Villain

Riddle me this. Riddle me that. Who’s the biggest threat to the big, black bat? It’s a question that has been presented to Batman fans since the character was introduced. For many (including myself) the only true threat that the… Continue Reading →

Netflix Gives Texas Chainsaw Massacre a Facelift

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise has had its ups and downs. I don’t think anyone would disagree that the original 1974 classic is one of the best films in the horror genre. In a lot of ways, Tobe Hooper’s movie… Continue Reading →

As a Requel, Scream Doesn’t Cut Deep

Per Matt Twenty-six years is a long time for a killer movie franchise to survive. I mean, L-O-N-G. New blood is necessary when trying to remain innovative within the horror genre for such a timespan, especially when it comes to… Continue Reading →

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